The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready for Now

We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow businesses to prepare and grasp opportunities. Here are the seven most imminent trends you need to get ready for in 2020.

AI-as-a-service – During 2020, we will see a wider adoption in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a growing pool of providers that are likely to start offering more tailored applications and services for specific or specialized tasks. This will mean no company will have any excuses left not to use AI.

5G data networks – The 5th generation of mobile internet connectivity is going to give us super-fast download and upload speeds as well as more stable connections. Next year is likely to be the year when 5G really starts to fly, with more affordable data plans as well as greatly improved coverage.

Autonomous Driving–Although we will probably not have autonomous vehicles in 2020, they will undoubtedly continue to generate a significant amount of excitement.

Personalized and predictive medicine – Technology is currently transforming healthcare at an unprecedented rate. Our ability to capture data from wearable devices such as smartwatches will give us the ability to increasingly predict and treat health issues in people even before they experience any symptoms.

Computer Vision – “Vision”, in Computer terms involves systems that can identify items, places, objects or people from visual images – those collected by a camera or sensor. It’s this technology that allows your smartphone camera to recognize which part of the image it’s capturing is a face, and powers technology such as Google Image Search.

Extended Reality – Extended Reality (XR) is a catch-all term that covers several new and emerging technologies being used to create more immersive digital experiences. More specifically, it refers to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. Virtual reality (VR) provides a fully digitally immersive experience where you enter a computer-generated world using headsets that blend out the real world. Augmented reality (AR) overlays digital objects onto the real world via smartphone screens or displays (think Snapchat filters). Mixed reality (MR) is an extension of AR, that means users can interact with digital objects placed in the real world (think playing a holographic piano that you have placed into your room via an AR headset).

Blockchain Technology – Blockchain is essentially a digital ledger used to record transactions, but secured due to its encrypted and decentralized nature.

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